Events by Region

Santa Monica | Venice

Carol Es: Exodus

Shulamit Gallery

March 21 through May 9, 2015

Carol Es went on a ten day "exodus" to Joshua Tree National Park. She spent time in "deep meditation and study," kept a journal, and then made paintings in response to her experience. Called the "Abstracted Desert Landscapes," the paintings are part fantastical, part observational. Sometimes an animal crossing sand looks like a robot.

Hollywood

Krysten Cunningham: Procession of a Rectangle

Varola at the Pacific Design Center

January 23 through May 8, 2015

Krysten Cunningham made wall drawings out of jute, a hairy fiber, and nails that mimic the rectangular shape of Varola's gallery. These drawings will, ideally, prompt viewers to think about "architectural custom, proportion and how we shape our surroundings."

Culver City

Ken Gonzales-Day: RUN UP

Luis De Jesus Los Angeles

April 4 through May 9, 2015

Ken Gonzales-Day, who has been studying the history of lynching for years, based his first film, Run Up, on a reenactment of events surrounding a 1920 lynching of a Latino names Charles Valento in Santa Rosa. The Scripps professor will screen the film and exhibit a series of still photographs from it. He'll also show photographs shot last November, during an L.A. protest march following the Grand Jury’s contested decision to acquit the police officer who shot Michael Brown in Ferguson

Chinatown | Downtown

Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty

Japanese American National Museum

October 11 through May 31, 2015

This show, about Hello Kitty's history and full of products, contemporary art and archival material, is something of a phenomenon. People walk down the streets of Little Tokyo in Hello Kitty hats and shirts. Christine Yano and Jamie Rivadeneira, who owns an L.A. pop culture boutique called JapanLA, curated it.

LA Other | Eastside

San Diego

Orange County

Alien She | Fred Tomaselli: The Times |Selections: Dieter Roth's Picadillies

Orange County Museum of Art

February 15 through May 24, 2015

"Alien She" explores the influence of Riot Grrrl culture on artists and includes work by the likes of Miranda July, Tammy Ray Carland and Faythe Levine. At the same time, the museum is showing unconventional painter Fred Tomaselli's altered front pages of the New York Times and the late Swiss artist Dieter Roth's multiple, printed-over, photographic blow-ups of a tourist postcard of Piccadilly Circus.

Westside

Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville

The Getty Villa

November 19 through August 17, 2015

In 1830, a French farmer accidentally discover the silver Roman statuettes and vessels that are now on view at the Getty Villa, where the objects were conserved. This is the first time the whole "treasure" has been shown together outside of Paris.

Pasadena | Inland Empire